“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself,” a wise declaration spoken by the legendary world renowned singer & actress Diana Ross. She is best known as the lead singer of the sensational singing trio “The Supremes,” the best-charting female group in history. During the 1960s Motown Era, they blew up the music charts with hits such as “Baby Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and “Come See About Me.” After breaking away from the group in 1969 to begin a highly successful solo career, her songs swiftly reached the top of the charts. A few of her popular hits include “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” and “Love Hangover.” As a leading actress, she starred in the following films, “The Wiz,” “Mahogany” and “Lady Sings The Blues” in which she received an Oscar Nomination. This iconic legend has sustained a career in entertainment for more than five decades. She has won several major awards, including a Grammy, a Golden Globe, a Tony and several American Music Awards. in 1988, Diana Ross was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Supremes. In 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Barack Obama, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The following year, she received the Lifetime Achievement honors at the American Music Awards. Named one of the Five Mighty Pop Divas of the Sixties, Diana Ross has influenced many artists including Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Madonna, Questlove, Ledisi and the Ting Tings among other big name celebrities. The works of this exceedingly decorated icon continue to inspire people all across the globe.
Written by Jasmine Mallory
Recreate Model: Angela L. Brown
Photographer of Recreated Photo: Jasmine Mallory
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